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The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like driving a 60-foot-long articulated Metro bus, you’re not alone.

 King County Metro’s 3,000 drivers make it look easy. They’re master curb huggers and their turning radius down sometimes busy and narrow streets in Seattle and across King County is on point! To get a better sense of the widths and turning radius of buses, our team at the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

A SPECIAL DELIVERY: UPS pilot kicks off with a public/private partnership creating a new urban delivery system.

Let’s try it! Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. In the next five years, Seattle’s downtown will be in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city. More than 1,000 projects will be underway and people (this includes people delivering goods) traveling in and… [ Keep reading ]

Share your comments on how we use real-time tech to keep Seattle safe & moving.

The key ingredient to keeping Seattle safe and moving rests in our real-time technology. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Seattle is growing. You’ve seen it in the cranes that continue to pop up. You’ve seen it in an expanding light rail system (yaass!). But do you know… [ Keep reading ]

How you get around Seattle is changing. #GetReady #Realign99

If you’ve not noticed our traffic patterns changing already, you’re going to notice very soon. Starting January 11, 2019, the Puget Sound region will experience the longest closure of a major highway it has ever experienced. (In addition, there are more than 65 construction cranes dotting our skyline and work… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle ranked #1 best bike city in America!

Bicycling magazine ranks Seattle as the #1 best bike city in America!  “From building bike lanes to boosting bike share to installing bike-specific traffic signals and simply creating more fun places and ways to ride,…” Bicycling magazine ranked 50 American cities that are creating the most awesome urban riding experience… [ Keep reading ]

Sept. 21 | Seattle PARK(ing) Day – JOIN US!

Did you know that there are over 485 parks in Seattle… and for one day only on September 21, we are adding 62 more! Globally – Locally. Friday, September 21 is PARK(ing) Day, a one-day international event that began in 2005. On-street parking spaces are temporarily transformed into pop-up parks,… [ Keep reading ]

The SR 99 Viaduct is permanently closing in January – here’s what we’re doing to help you get around downtown.

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing permanently in January 2019 & new SR 99 tunnel is opening in February 2019. We all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to experience a closed Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) with a not-yet-open SR 99 tunnel, and for three… [ Keep reading ]

APP DEADLINE EXTENDED | Apply for your Pop-up Park!

Who’s ready to PAAAARKY?!  Yes, that’s PARK and PARTY’s Hollywood couple name. This September 21, we’re bringing PARK(ing) Day back to parking spots near you! Get this annual global placemaking event on your calendars when communities unite and ignite imagination and expression. It’s the one day a year when you… [ Keep reading ]

New Mobility thought leaders convene in Seattle.

We’re tackling smart mobility challenges. Last week marked the second meetup in the 4-series, Smart Cities Collaborative conference (hosted by Transportation for America), a collaborative program bringing cities together to: Explore how emerging technologies and new mobility options can improve urban transportation. Tackle the tough challenges associated with implementing smart mobility… [ Keep reading ]